Mashemeji Derby: The key players for Gor Mahia against AFC Leopards

Gor Mahia v Sofapaka.
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Saturday's derby will be the 84th league meeting between AFC Leopards and Gor Mahia. Ingwe have won 27 times while K'Ogalo have 25 wins

  1. Shaban Odhoji
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    #1 Shaban Odhoji

    There are high chances that Odhoji will be given a starting role ahead of third choice Fredrick Odhiambo and doubtful Boniface Oluoch. After his calamitous display in the 2-1 defeat against Rayon Sports, Odhoji will be required to do absolutely everything within his power to sanctify his name.

  2. Harun Shakava
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    #2 Harun Shakava

    Under his tenure as the captain, Gor Mahia has not lost any match to AFC Leopards. This is the most important outing in the Mashemeji derby, and Shakava will definitely want to win it again and again. Like a beast, expect him to be aggressive at the back and prevent Ingwe from scoring.

  3. Lawrence Juma
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    #3 Lawrence Juma

    With Earnest Wendo expected to be rested ahead of the trip to Algeria, the former Nzoia Sugar man will be given the task of shielding the defenders. He has done it before effectively, and he knows what is expected of him.

  4. Samuel Onyango
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    #4 Samuel Onyango

    One of the most underrated, yet a productive one and always effective when given an opportunity. The right wing will be literally on fire, owing to his dazzling skills and a never die attitude. He can score goals as well like he did against Sofapaka.

  5. Francis Mustapha
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    #5 Francis Mustapha

    Jacques Tuyisenge will most probably be rested, and with Ivorian striker Ephram Guikan out injured, Mustapha will have a good chance to impress. He has shown he is a fighter, but he has to up his game against Ingwe. He has to finish those chances presented to him.